Lares Trek + Short Inca Trail Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu Pueblo, Peru

10 reviews
Jul 17 - 23, 2019
Group size: 10 - 16
Lares Trek + Short Inca Trail Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu Pueblo, Peru

10 reviews

Deposit: $300
Jul 17 - 23, 2019
Group size: 10 - 16

About this trip

The  Lares trek  in  Peru  is  a magnificent alternative to the other trekking routes to Machu Picchu, but it gets much better when it is combined with the short Inca trail to Machu Picchu. 

The best option for those who want to get off the ‘beaten track’ and walk at least on the last stretch of the Inca trail to Machu Picchu
When you hike this route, you get to  see Machu Picchu twice. Once at Sunset and another one at Sunrise!

​This beautiful trek begins at a small village in the Sacred Valley and ascends over the impressive Sikllakassa pass located at  4700 m / 15500 ft. The trail passes through traditional colorful villages and ends at the relaxing hot springs in Lares on day two. The second part finishes with a hike along the Short Inca trail to Machu Picchu on the fourth day!

Trekking Details

Overal Trip Details:

Trip Dates - July 17th - 23rd (evening) *Recommended you arrive couple days early and depart 24th if possible.  Total 8 days / 7 nights (4 hotel nights & 3 nights camping).  

Trek Details:

  • Hike Distance:  .46km / 29 miles
  • Difficulty:
  • Duration: 5 days/4 nights (3 nights camping & 1 night hotel)
  • Highest point: Sikllakasa  pass 15200 ft / 4700 m
  • Elevation Gain: 6,000 ft / 1900 meters
  • Weather: See below
  • Seasons: All year round. 
  • Hike Trail Map:   See below
  • Cusco drive time to starting point: 3hr 15min+
  • Town Nearest Hike: Urubamba
  • Beauty:   Paramo, Puna, Glacier lakes,  Vilcabamba mountain range views, scenic trail, Grassland area, local villages, wildlife: prairie horses and dogs, Vizcachas and  Andean foxes, Spectacled bear, Dwarfed deer. Birds; Condor, torrent tyranulett, black-chested buzzard-eagle, Chiguanco thrush, hummingbirds.
  • Activities:   Hiking trail, archaeological site tours, nature and Andean community visits.

What’s included

  • Local Guides
    * Most Experienced and Professional, bilingual Tour Guides with our group because of it being a larger group
  • Additional Porters
    Additional Porters for help with Trek
  • Machu Picchu
    * Double visit to Machu Picchu. New Addition for 2019!!!  More bang for your buck. * Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
  • Hotel Pickup
    * Collection from hotel in Cusco
  • Return To Hotel
    Return transportation (bus to start of trail and tourist train back to Ollanta)
  • Bus Tickets
    * 3 one way bus tickets up to Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes.
  • Trip Meals
    * 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 afternoon snacks  and 3 dinners (breakfast on day 1 and dinner and lunch in Aguas Calientes town are not included).  
  • Eating Tent
    * Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • Cook
    *Meals prepared by cook
  • 2 Person Tent
    * 2-people tents & Sleeping mattresses
  • Horseman and Mules
    * Horseman and mules (to carry cooking and camping equipment and up to 8 kg (17.6 lbs) of tourist’s belongings)
  • 1 Night Hotel
    * 1 night accommodation in hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • Additional Support/Equip
    * Extra oxygen, First Aid kit, Two "Emergency" Horses (encase someone needs ride), Stretcher
  • Meal Options
    * Vegetarian/special diet options available upon request
  • Porta Potty Tent
    "Porta Potty Tent" included for our group on days where we will not have facilities
  • Air Fare
    Air Fare To and From the Adventure Starting Point ( Cusco)
  • Additional Meals
    Additional meals not mentioned above in Trip Itinerary
  • Additional Travel
    Additional travel not mentioned above in Trip Itinerary
  • Personal Camp Equipment
    Personal Camping equipment (Sleeping bags and additional air mattress can be rented through guide company)
  • Snacks
    Personal hiking snacks and water bottle

Available Packages

Single Room
Available until Apr 30, 2019Sold Out

Single accommodation during nights that are not on the Inca Trail. Nights on the Inca Trail are shared accommodation for all guests on the trip even if booking this private accommodation.

Deposit: $300
Shared Accommodations
Available until Apr 30, 2019Sold Out

Shared Accommodations 

Deposit: $300

Available options

Rent - Hiking poles, sleep bag, pad
Hotel Night July 23rd Single
Hotel Night July 23 Double
Deposit: $300

Single Room


Day 1 - July 17th
Guests Arrive in Cusco and Welcome Meeting 6:00pm

Guests Arrivals Day
Guests who arrive early can spend some time exploring the city of Cusco, great walking tour I will be sharing. Meet the group at 6:00 pm for the welcome meeting. Hotel and Location of meeting TBD (Guide is working on and will have very soon). I will keep you posted as soon as I hear so you can book earlier nights if you are planning on getting there earlier. 

Your Organizer

My1FitLife Adventures
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You can take anyone into the gym and motivate them to live fit for a day, but if you take them into nature, you can inspire them for life! That's the motto of Michelle Steinke-Baumgard and Keith Baumgard from My1FitLife. Six years ago, Michelle and Keith joined together and started what has become much more than just a fitness company; they have created a tribe, a community and a feeling that inspires you long after you leave their retreats. Michelle and Keith take fitness up a notch and remind you that living fit is not about making your body smaller, but instead, fitness is about making your life BIGGER!!! When you come for a retreat with My1FitLife you will accomplish big things; you will learn to be brave, to explore, to stretch your boundaries and to live your life to the fullest.


Simply amazing! Wonderful people, experiences and accommodations.
This was my first time in Park City! What a great weekend! The activities were well organized and so much fun! I had an awesome time! Can't wait for the next adventure weekend!!
This is the third time I have traveled with My1FitLife and I have not been disappointed once. The accomodations were pricey, but comfortable and they got us a great group rate for the time of year. Each organized outing with the event was a well-planned and wonderful adventure. The packing list was spot on. I can't wait for my next Adventure with Michelle and Keith.
Loved the speaker. Very inspiring weekend. Really felt it was the right amount of sessions, exercising, adventures and free time
It was a great adventure! I loved the community of people, very supportive and the activities were a good combination of ones that stretched me and ones that were simply fun. The scenery was gorgeous! I have 2 negatives: I arrived a bit late on Thursday evening and there was nobody around and no instructions about anything. It also turned out that dimmer wasn’t included and as I had no transportation, I had no way to get any food. It felt like a very forlorn way to start the weekend. I have no trouble with very basic accommodations and food normally, but considering the cost of the weekend, the caliber of both was disappointing.
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